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Electro Ball (move)

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Electro Ball
エレキボール Elecball
Electro Ball.png
Electro Ball 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

Electro Ball (Japanese: エレキボール Elecball) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V.


Electro Ball inflicts more damage the faster the user is compared to the target. Therefore, the larger the relative difference between the user's and target's Speed stat, the greater the damage. Base power is calculated as follows:

Foe's Speed Power
More than 50% 60
50% - 34% 80
33% - 25% 120
Less than 25% 150


Games Description
BWB2W2Conq The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the damage.
XYORAS The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric 18 18
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel 27 32 32
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel 27 34 34
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric 29 29
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric 29 29
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric 32 22 22
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric 28 28
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric 30 30
--, 9
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric 28 22 22
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric 31 25 25
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric 33 25 25
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric 31 22 22
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 29 29
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric 29 29
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric 25 25
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel 27 34 34
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric 32 22 22
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost 43 43
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying 26 26
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric 29 29
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric 29 29
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric PikachuMareepFlaaffyAmpharosPachirisuEmolga PikachuMareepFlaaffyAmpharosPachirisuEmolga
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By events

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo
February 2012 Mewtwo
Strongest Return Mewtwo
Spring 2012 Mewtwo
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Electro Ball is the only move of Joltik.

In the anime

Elesa Emolga Electro Ball.png Galvantula Electro Ball.png Ash Pikachu Electro Ball.png None.png
Emolga Galvantula Pikachu
The user fires a ball of electricity at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
596 Galvantula Galvantula forms an orb of yellow and orange electricity with yellow electric sparks around it in front of its mouth. It then fires the orb at the opponent. The orb explodes when it hits the opponent, which leaves behind yellow electric sparks in the dust and smoke.
A wild Galvantula Scraggy-Hatched to be Wild! Debut
A wild Galvantula Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
A wild Galvantula Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit! None
025 Pikachu Pikachu's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and multiple yellow sparks come off Pikachu's body. All the electricity then condenses at Pikachu's tail and forms into an orange-yellow orb of electricity with sparks of yellow electricity coming off it. Pikachu then jumps into the air and does a front flip, throwing the orb of electricity at the opponent. Sometimes, Pikachu's body doesn't become surrounded in yellow electricity before using the attack, and sometimes it only forms around the tail instead of the whole body. If Pikachu has recently absorbed a large amount of electricity, it may grow to enormous proportions.
Ash's Pikachu Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! None
587 Emolga Multiple sparks of yellow electricity appear at the end of Emolga's tail and an orange-yellow orb of electrical energy releasing yellow electricity forms from the sparks. Emolga then jumps into the air and flips forward, firing the orb from its tail at the opponent.
Elesa's Emolga Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In the movie adaptations

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Electro Ball V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 電球 Diànqiú *
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Elektro Kugla
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Elektro Bal
France Flag.png French Boule Élek
Germany Flag.png German Elektroball
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Energisfera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 일렉트릭볼 Electric Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektro Kula
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esfera Elétrica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Electrobola
Spain Flag.png Spain Bola Voltio

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